Understanding Jewish Customs

In Certificate, live-courses by Dr. Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

In Preparation (Available in 2018)

Understanding Jewish Customs course is an exciting course that covers topics related to most ideas present in Jewish practice. The course comprehensively covers the many issues of Jewish tradition that hold deep fascination for modern Christ-followers. The course will discuss practices like the lighting of the Shabbat candles, wearing of the kippah (head covering) and tzitzit (ritual fringes), affixing a mezuzah to the doors of houses. During the course, we will look at traditional Jewish practices like Jewish wedding ceremonies and funerals, etc. The course will focus on understanding the origins and invested meanings of Jewish practice for today’s observant Jews. Our hope is that you will join us on this fascinating journey of discovery.

The course is designed as ten 90 minute interactive sessions taught over a period of three months. The class sessions are conducted on weekends to accommodate your schedule and enable ongoing interaction with your classmates from around the world. If you are unable to make it to a particular session, the lecture will be recorded so you can see it and catch up when you become available. Please, fill out your details on the top right of this page and request our registrar to be in touch with you.


Taught by:

  • Prof. Eliyahu (Eli) Lizorkin-EyzenbergProf. Eliyahu (Eli) Lizorkin-Eyzenberg
  • Prof. Yeshayah GruberProf. Yeshayah Gruber
  • Prof. Kathleen Troost-CramerProf. Kathleen Troost-Cramer
  • Prof. Noel RabinowitzProf. Noel Rabinowitz
  • Prof. Pinchas Shir

Course Details:

  • Ten 90 minute sessions (about 3 months)
  • Live class interaction with lecturers from Israel
  • You can choose Saturday or Sunday as your class day
  • Affordable tuition (can be broken up into payments by direct request)
  • Easy Skype-like video conferencing technology
  • Recorded video sessions for later and repeat viewing
  • The course counts towards the Certificate in Jewish Context and Culture
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